Even Jay-Z Has to Wait at Babbo; Whole Foods on UWS


• Jay-Z (who, along with Mario Batali, is a co-owner of the Spotted Pig) was recently spotted waiting twenty minutes for a not very good table at Babbo. [NYP]

• The UWS Whole Foods will open on 97th and Columbus in August. [Food and Things via Serious Eats New York]

• In an effort to get more consumers to make drinks at home, liquor companies are selling more premixed products. [WSJ]

• John’s Pizzeria in the Bronx was shut down after authorities learned customers were getting cocaine in their pizza boxes. [ABC News via Slice]

• A shande: Beloved kosher candy company Bartons has not been able to fill all its Passover orders this year. [NYP]